About Us

Doing things the right way

Experienced Lawyers

Over 35 years of experience

Confidential and responsive, we provide high-quality legal services you can trust. With over 30 years of front line legal experience, we identify, select and implement optimal and expedient solutions that are carefully aligned with our clients identified and defined priorities.

Our general civil practice includes significant experience in business, commercial litigation, securities, directors and officers, frauds, federal, state and local investigations, white-collar criminal defense, breach of contract, employment, unfair competition, non-compete/restrictive covenants, tax, estates, technology, insurance, restructuring, complex injury and assorted other legal areas.

Founding Partner

John Galarnyk

John Galarnyk is the founding partner of Galarnyk & Associates.  John was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin in a large family of a general practice physician and a loving stay-at-home mother.  After attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, he embarked on his legal career practicing in the litigation department of small and mid-sized law firms.  In 2001, John formed Galarnyk & Associates, Ltd.  With 30+ years of experience, John has a proven track record of building teams of professionals to provide expertise in various jurisdictions and in different forums across the country for an impressive list of past and present clients.  John’s innate problem-solving abilities and unique skills have allowed him to win over potential clients who were looking for representation from large law firms.  They find that his smart, tough, thoughtful, and personal approach best leads to their desired and winning results.

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies  Illinois Supreme Court, 1985
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1986

Education  Certificate in Investigations and Prevention of Commercial Fraud, School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2008
JD, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, 1985
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1982

Organizations  University of Wisconsin – Alumni Association
University of Wisconsin – W Club University of Wisconsin – Gridiron Club 

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Personal Interests  Golf, reading, exercise, travel, cooking, and sports

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John Galarnyk
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Andrew J. Cunniff, Esq.

Andrew Cunniff practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, employment law, and business planning.  Andrew joined Galarnyk & Associates, Ltd., in November 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked as a law clerk at the firm of Levit & Lipshutz in Chicago, Ill.Graduating cum laude with his law degree from DePaul University, Andrew served on the executive board of the DePaul Moot Court Team and was the recipient of several academic awards, including:  Order of the Barrister’s Award, for achievements in trial advocacy Best Brief Award, Fordham Securities Law Moot Court Competition, 2012 CALI Awards, first in class in:  Business Organizations, Wills and Trusts,  Federal Income Taxation, Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice Survey.  Andrew remains active in the DePaul community, serving as a coach of the Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team and volunteering at several academic competitions.  Originally from New Hampshire, Andrew enjoys cycling, angling and theater.

Andrew Cunniff

Admissions  Illinois, 2012

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies  United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education  JD, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2012
BA, Philosophy, Providence College, Providence, RI, 2008

Organizations  Chicago Bar Association Illinois State Bar Association JUF Young Professionals Association

Research  Contributed to the 2011 IICLE article, “Creditor’s Rights in Illinois.”

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Andrew J. Cunniff
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john Romanucci, Esq.

John Romanucci is an associate at Galarnyk & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, John worked in the legal department for a large sports and entertainment company, and as a law clerk for a mid-size firm.  John’s practice focuses on Commercial, Corporate, Directors and Officers, Insurance, Employment, Construction, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Personal and Complex Injury, White-Collar Criminal Defense/Government Investigations.  John is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, completing a variety of courses. John was the recipient of the CALI Award in his Trademarks and Unfair Competition Course.  As John begins his career as a licensed attorney, he strives to become an active member in the legal community and volunteer his time when the opportunity arises.

Education  JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, IL, 2019
BA, General Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2015

Awards/Achievements  CALI Award

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